INDUSTRY NEWS 24

New cleaning challenges to be addressed at parts2clean 2017

It’s the same for the car industry, the component supply industry, medical technology, mechanical engineering, aviation, precision engineering and microengineering, optics, electronics and many other sectors of modern industry: The purpose of industrial parts cleaning is to ensure the necessary degree of cleanliness required for subsequent processing operations, or for the long-term, trouble-free functioning of the given part or component.

DMG MORI achieves highest value in order intake

Overall DMG MORI successfully completed the financial year 2016. Order intake of € 2,369.9 million reached a new record high (previous year: € 2,282.8 million). Despite challenging macroeconomic conditions, we achieved the highest order intake in the company’s 146-year history. Although the worldwide market for machine tools was in decline at -2.5%, DMG MORI recorded a 4% increase. By the concentration on the core business with machine tools and services, DMG MORI set the course for the future in 2016. This includes measures for a new sales and service structure worldwide, the further development of the product portfolio and optimizing production capacity as well as the sale of companies that do not form part of the core business operations.

Enhanced quiet running for linear drive applications

In addition to its tried and tested QH, QE, and QR Series linear guideways whose SynchMotionTM technology safeguards very quiet running and optimal synchronous performance, HIWIN now presents its new QW Series, based on the ultra heavy duty WE Series 4-row recirculation ball bearing guides.

Durchwachsenes Jahr

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Dezember 2016 ein Plus von 3 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es ein Plus von 7 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +2 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.

ITPS 2017: International Thermprocess Summit

Thermo process technology is not merely essential for a large number of the major areas of industry – it is more than just that: it plays a crucial role in determining the properties of individual products and all industrial manufacturing operations.

Première: „LASYS meets Central Europe“ in Slovakia

Messe Stuttgart and the German-Slovakian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Slowakei) are jointly organising the event "LASYS meets Central Europe“ for the first time from 30 to 31 May 2017. This event will focus on laser applications for the automobile industry and will be held in Trnava in Slovakia. It will bring together suppliers of laser production systems, laser-specific machine sub-systems, components, processes and services, and industrial users.

DeburringEXPO – Efficient Production of Precise, Top Quality, Burr-Free Surfaces

Ten months before DeburringEXPO opens its doors for the second time, occupied net exhibition floor space has already surpassed the results obtained at the premiere event in 2015 by 36%. This significant growth demonstrates that the trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing, taking place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from 10 to 12 October 2017, is already considered the industry meeting place by industry suppliers. The presentations held at the expert forum which accompanies DeburringEXPO will be interpreted simultaneously at the upcoming event (German – English). Trade fair promoters fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG are thus doing justice to growing international requirements for know-how dealing with deburring and the production of precision surface finishes.

Arburg medical technology experts at the Pharmapack Europe 2017

On 1 and 2 February 2017, Arburg will be represented at the Pharmapack Europe 2017 in Paris (France) at Stand D81 in Hall 4. The experts will be available there for discussions with customers and prospects who want to find out more about the extensive range of machines and solutions for plastic part production in the medical technology and packaging sectors. These range from high-speed, high-performance machines and clean-room Allrounders in stainless steel versions to the Freeformer for additive manufacturing, as well as automation and complex turnkey solutions.

The foundry becomes greener

Modern design for a modern production environment: the dosing furnace Westomat Plus+ was awarded the prestigious “Good Design Award” of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. In everyday foundry work, the new system not only has a smaller footprint – it also consumes less energy. The manufacturer of industrial furnaces StrikoWestofen (Gummersbach, Germany) designed the Westomat Plus+ to combine functionality with an attractive outer appearance. “We want to help foundries to create production facilities which meet today’s employee and customer demands with regard to working environment, quality and sustainability. The new Westomat Plus+ is one more step in the direction of our ‘Green Foundry’ initiative,” StrikoWestofen manager Rudi Riedel explains.

Robopac’s TechLab laboratory: continuous innovation of product and process

A preview of the virtual system that enables to discover the potential of the industry's most advanced research laboratory was presented at Pack Expo. An experience that will be repeated in the new Georgia headquarters.

Gripper system for protective film removal delivers cost- & labor-savings for sheet metal handling

FIPA GmbH recently created a custom EOAT solution that facilitates the removal of protective film from sheet metal with a cost- and labor-saving automated process. Developed for Foilpuller GmbH, a stainless steel sheet metal processing company based in Bobingen, Germany, FIPA’s system combines long lifecycle, high holding force vacuum cups with pressure regulating, air-saving compact ejectors to deliver reliable, non-slip sheet metal handling for the Foilpuller system.

No false moves

Encoders from SICK monitor and secure motion sequences and ensure precise and efficient processes. They will detect the exact speed, revolution, path, or angle of a movement and deliver the result to the process control or the Cloud in data that can be used for further calculations.

CERATIZIT Group acquires German diamond tool manufacturer Becker Diamantwerkzeuge

On January 9, 2017, the CERATIZIT Group has acquired the German company Becker Diamantwerkzeuge. Becker produces extremely wear resistant tools for the automotive, mechanical engineering, medical technology, and aerospace industries.

Complete control over the entire production process

Clearly-displayed information enables production managers to make informed decisions and resolve issues quickly. By connecting sensors, machines and users and by combining vast amounts of production and quality data within seconds, the EPROMI (Enterprise PROduction Management Intelligence) solution offers complete information with the degree of transparency required. Inspection results and the relevant process parameters are displayed in customer-specific cockpits and support operational and strategic decision-making processes.

Survey on the preferences for smart homes

Energy savings, automatic processes and security are the most convincing arguments worldwide.

Clever combination

HIWIN, the specialist for electro-mechanical drive technology, pulled out all the stops as far as innovation was concerned at the MOTEK exhibition: The Offenburg company has developed the powerful, resilient and flexible HS2 axis system from the new generation of toothed belt axes.

Customized control panel housing

Two premium agricultural utility vehicle manufacturers turned to INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, for a material solution for control panels as an equipment variant in their machinery. The user-friendly handling as well as a high matte quality surface and excellent haptics were important requirements.

Change on the Supervisory Board

Auftragseingänge weiterhin schwach

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Oktober 2016 ein Minus von 37 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es ein Minus von 11 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei -44 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau.

Strong Demand for Booth Locations at PaintExpo 2018

Although it is only been seven months since PaintExpo 2016 closed with record breaking results, promoters FairFair GmbH are already able to report lively demand for exhibition floor space at the upcoming, leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology: at the beginning of November 2016, 170 companies had already made firm bookings for their booth locations at PaintExpo from the 17th through the 20th of April, 2018. With roughly 75,000 square feet, net exhibition floor space already amounts to more than 50% of the level reached at the last event. And thus for PaintExpo 2018, booth floor space offerings will be significantly increased.

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